Margaret Carey, Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), is a soloist and lecturer with an extensive repertoire.
Recently, Margaret has published her CD “Rose Petals” with the Canadian Music Centre Centre Discs Label (2020), performed for the Amici Strings program in Calgary (2020), performed a world premiere of Laurie Duncan’s “Viola Sonata” (2016), for the 40th anniversary concert of the Johann Strauss Foundation AB, as an invited performer at the International Viola Congress, the American Viola Society Festival, and the CIM Vernon Castleman Viola Seminar (2016). She has also performed with the Manitoba Chamber orchestra in 2017-18 and 2019-20, and was on the faculty of the Westmont chamber musician festival in Montreal(2018), performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Players, at the Rio Cello Festival (2015), Doctoral recitals at the Université de Montréal Salle Claude Champagne and Salle Serge Garant (2011-14) the Centre Orford with concerts in Racine, Québec and The Orford Arts Centre (2013), the CICA International music festival where she performed as the soloist with orchestra (2012), the Affinis Music Festival, Japan, as well as various other recitals in Canada and festivals in Martina Franca, Italy; Litomysyl, Czech Republic and Båstad, Sweden.
The Winner of the Alexander and Buono International String Competition with a Carnegie Hall recital 2010 with Viola, the Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition winner 2008 with a performance with Yale Philharmonia and Peter Oundjian conducting the Bartok Viola Concerto, in 2009, the Yale School of Music 2007 Lucy Grosvenor prize for “the musician the most likely to be successful as a soloist or chamber musician” for her class, the CMC (Canadian Music Competition) grand prize at the International Viola Congress in 2006, the CBC Debut Series Vancouver prize among others, she is not new to competition or to solo performances. She is trying to bring acclaim to the Viola as a solo instrument, and her Doctoral research was completed and focussed on Contemporary Canadian Viola Repertoire. She has continued to study solo voice repertoire extensively, and can perform professional solo recitals as a soprano singer and a violist upon demand.
Soloist & Teaching Credentials
Studies and work (viola, violin, voice, composition, piano)
(Lieder (art songs in German), Renaissance and Baroque solo repertoire, French and Italian, Classical repertoire)
Winner of the Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, 2008.
New Haven Symphony member 2006-8
Verbier Festival Orchestra member, tour in Europe and USA with Charles Dutoit and Martha Argerich
Grand Winner of the Vancouver Young Artists Concerto Competition, 2001
Summer 2021: Westmont Chamber Music Festival and “A Holiday Celebration” album completion for release on Oct 1, 2021.
Click the following link to order online: https://margaretcarey.bandcamp.com/album/a-holiday-celebration. "A Holiday Celebration" album recording in conjunction with the Westmont Chamber Music Festival: recording sessions in Montreal with the Auriolus Quartet: Mana...
Work on Canadian Music Centre Centrediscs label and Virtuoso Romantic Favorites albums with Roger Admiral (Piano) Margaret will work to complete a second Canadian music CD with the Centrediscs label, as well complete her Virtuoso Romantic Favorites album (featuring ...
Performance, coaching and guest lecture for the Amici Strings program, Calgary.
Performance, coaching and guest lecture for the Amici Strings program, Calgary. ~Margaret Carey
CMC Centrediscs label CD release Jan. 3, 2020. Margaret Carey (Viola and Voice) and Roger Admiral (piano).
Westmont Chamber Music Festival: performances and recordings in Montreal with the Auriolus Quartet. Mana Shiraishi, Kasia Fraj, Margaret Carey and Nicolas Cousineau.
Winnipeg Chamber Players in Concert Sonia Shklarov, Margaret Carey, Sean Taubner, Travis Harrison, Beverly Wang Works by Benjamin Britten, K. Dittersdorf, J. Hetu, F. Evans and more Friday, June 02, 2017, 7pm St. Michael & All Angels' Anglican Church, 300 Hugo...
International Viola Congress invited performer, American Viola Society Festival, and the CIM Vernon Castleman Viola Seminar, 2016.
Invited Performer: International Viola Congress, Cremona, Italy, 2016. Saturday, October 8th at 10am. Margaret Carey performs Canadian works, including Jacques Hetu, variations 11 pour alto seul. Program Booklet Coordinator: American Viola Society Festival, Oberlin,...
Tuesday, May 24th, 8pm, Eckhardt-Grammate hall, University of Winnipeg.Margaret Carey, viola and Laurie Duncan, piano performing.
Winnipeg Chamber Players: First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Pl. Winnipeg Golijov "Tenebrae" Dvorak "String Quintet #2" Grieg "Holberg Suite" Bliss "Quintet for Oboe and Strings"